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(DF) Bulgarian Foreign Minister Declares Russian Diplomat Persona Non Grata after Prosecution Service Says He Gathered Military Information in Bulgaria

Sofia, December 18 (BTA) – The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said in a press release on Friday that it had declared a diplomat posted at the Russian Embassy in Sofia persona non grata and had given him 72 hours to leave Bulgaria in connection with activities incompatible with his diplomatic status. A note to this effect was served on the deputy chief of mission, who was summoned to the Foreign Ministry in Sofia.